With an overall population of 15,345 and a student population of 4,237, approximately 4,237 of Great Bend students attend one of Great Bend's schools that offer music programs.
Great Bend's largest music school is Barton County Community College. In 2010, approximately 0 students graduated from the Music program at Barton County Community College.
Tuition in 2009 at Great Bend's music schools was $14,006 per year for instate students and $14,552 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,036 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a music program in Great Bend. And if you live on campus at one of the Great Bend-based music schools, you will have an added expense of $7,341 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,665.
After graduating with your credentials in music, if you decide to work as a musician in Great Bend, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 musicians in Kansas were working in the greater Great Bend area. The number of musicians in Great Bend is expected to increase by 24% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.
As a musician in Great Bend, you can expect to make an average salary of $41,140 per year. This is the same as the average salary for musicians in the state.